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± An English Summary of this Issue The Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University (KIAS) is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of the second volume of Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies , which consists of eight parts: a special feature entitled “Islamic Moderate Trends in South Asia”, articles, research notes, translations, thematic chronologies, book reviews, practical research information, and IAS activity reports. *** The first part is a special feature, “Islamic Moderate Trends in South Asia”, which is based on the NIHU program “Islamic Area Studies” international workshop which was held at Kyoto University, Japan on August 19, 2008 under the title “Islamic Moderate Trends in South Asia, from the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century”. It includes four articles. Please refer to the editor’s “Introduction” concerning the contents of this special issue. *** The next part of this issue consists of six articles. The first article, which is written in English, is “Rumi’s Philosophy of Love in the Era of U-turned Islam” by Nevad KAHTERAN. The summary is as follows. The essential awareness of the spiritual state of today’s world, and of the question of terrorism, reflects one of the social pathologies of the modern world - a pathology that is accustoming people to the presence of violence as something quite normal and logical, and where they are all too familiar with danger and the presence of death. There is thus a great need for studies which will stimulate mutual understanding, inter-faith dialogue and multicultural encounters. Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, who is one of the greatest spiritual and literary figures of all time, who advocated unlimited tolerance, and for whom love is the most significant conceptual component in a manner transcending all national, cultural and civilizational boundaries, is undoubtedly the most suitable figure for this task. For this reason UNESCO has designated 2007 as the “year of Mawlana” (the 800th anniversary of Rumi’s birth), taking into account that relations between the West and the Muslim world have reached their lowest ebb, creating a dangerous gulf which is growing every day. Guided by the philosophical and mystical concepts of Hazrat Mawlana, in whose thoughts we can see a common and shared background for all humans, our dialogue would achieve harmony and unity deeply immersed in the love of and respect for others, whoever they may be. The following paper is the Bosnian answer and contribution to his “Come, come, come again, whoever you may be. ..” (during the Ottoman period, the Mawlawi order spread into the Balkans) in honouring the International year of Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, trying to evaluate his universalist and inclusivist message, and to offer it as a hopeful alternative to the ignorance
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±i and lack of spirituality in modern times. Of course, this is quite opposite to religious dogma,
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